Rangers legend Barry Ferguson has boldly claimed that the duo of Kenny Miller and Lee Wallace have been treated harshly by the Ibrox club.
It was controversially decided earlier this week that the duo would be suspended pending an ongoing investigation into events after the 4-0 Scottish Cup semi-final loss to Celtic, where the duo allegedly had a ‘bust-up’ with boss Graeme Murty.
But Ferguson thinks that the pair were correct to be angry after such a heavy defeat and poor performance against their bitter rivals.
“If venting your anger after being demolished by Celtic is now considered a bad thing then it’s a huge problem. One which I find disturbing,” Ferguson said, as quoted by the Daily Record.
“If tempers weren’t flared then Rangers are in even bigger trouble than that 4-0 defeat suggests.
“And if Lee and Kenny felt the need to point out that the performance was not acceptable then they were simply looking out for the best interests of the club.
“If it turns out they have been punished and placed in a living hell for doing no more than that then people inside my old club should be ashamed.”
It seems extremely unlikely that the duo will ever play for the Ibrox club again, as the club feels that their reaction to the Old Firm loss undermined the manager and overstepped the mark.
Football Insider verdict
The situation at Ibrox continues to seem on the verge of chaos, as Ferguson believes that the club may well have been in the wrong with their decision to suspend the pair. The former Gers skipper is probably right when it comes to a heated reaction to a heavy Old Firm defeat, that has probably happened many times in Ferguson’s days with the Gers. But until the club concludes its’ investigation, fans will remain in the dark and the club will remain in a sense of limbo, even though the team is expected to try and fight for second place in the league. The situation needs to be resolved one way or another as soon as possible.
In other Rangers news, Lee Wallace has been linked with a move to England